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Rio Botanical Garden seen by the Noct 58mm f/0.95

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Taken today.

Still learning to use this glass.

Two lessons learned:

A- If you want to use f/0.95, stay in the shadows;

B- No way I trust in the camera strap to carry the combo so I use a BlackRapid Cross shot attached to the lens foot. Even so during my walking I put the camera in the small LowePro bag. The lens is very much heavy (what the hell so dense glass is this?). My arms started to ache if I carry it in my hands.

 

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Aguinaldo

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Nikon / Zeiss

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Amazing images.  Amazing rather because of your keen eyes to spot attractive subjects than the rendering power of this optical wonder.  Thank you for sharing.


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54 minutes ago, Akira said:

Amazing images.  Amazing rather because of your keen eyes to spot attractive subjects than the rendering power of this optical wonder.  Thank you for sharing.

Thank you Akira.

I'm completely struck by the results this (heavy as an anvil) glass provides.

I love to search for detail in the boring at first sight botanical garden.

 


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The succulents (?) of #3 and 8 look pretty!  Do you know the name of the species?

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2 minutes ago, Akira said:

The succulents (?) of #3 and 8 look pretty!  Do you know the name of the species?

Unfortunatelly not.

it is kind of surreal plant, isn't it?

Some species have a name tag close by, but not this one.

I'll try to find out.


Aguinaldo

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1 hour ago, atpaula said:

Unfortunatelly not.

it is kind of surreal plant, isn't it?

Some species have a name tag close by, but not this one.

I'll try to find out.

 

Thank you!

 

The nature as artist transcends human imaginations!


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2 hours ago, Akira said:

The succulents (?) of #3 and 8 look pretty!  Do you know the name of the species?

 

Kalanchoe laetivirens ( it is called "Mãe de Milhares" here, or "Mother of Thousands").

It is a succulent of easy cultivation and easy multiplication. At the edges of the leaves, it produces a large number of seedlings, which can grow about 4 small leaves and even some small roots. Gradually, these seedlings are loosening and falling to the earth, where they take root and continue their full development. It is originally from Africa, grows very well in full sun, but is also adaptable in half shade under small canopy trees. It has good development in pots and gardens. Summer watering can be done once a week and once every 15 days in winter.

From this website: http://terral.agr.br/plus/modulos/noticias/ler.php?cdnoticia=33


Aguinaldo

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20 hours ago, atpaula said:

 

Kalanchoe laetivirens ( it is called "Mãe de Milhares" here, or "Mother of Thousands").

It is a succulent of easy cultivation and easy multiplication. At the edges of the leaves, it produces a large number of seedlings, which can grow about 4 small leaves and even some small roots. Gradually, these seedlings are loosening and falling to the earth, where they take root and continue their full development. It is originally from Africa, grows very well in full sun, but is also adaptable in half shade under small canopy trees. It has good development in pots and gardens. Summer watering can be done once a week and once every 15 days in winter.

From this website: http://terral.agr.br/plus/modulos/noticias/ler.php?cdnoticia=33

 

Thank you, Aguinaldo!  Searching by "Kalanchoe laetivirens" on YouTube hits some videos.  One of them was of a seemingly Brazilian lady explaining the same thing:

 

 


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I don't even have a Nikon camera, but man, this is a sweet chunk of glass that may tempt me enough to go back.

 

Great images Aguinaldo, thanks for sharing.

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11 hours ago, Mexecutioner said:

I don't even have a Nikon camera, but man, this is a sweet chunk of glass that may tempt me enough to go back.

 

Great images Aguinaldo, thanks for sharing.

 

Well, if you got a mirrorless body like the Sony A7iii or Canon R you could still use it, albeit without AF. Maybe Metabones have one of those smart adapters for Nikon that also drives AF the same way they do between Sony and Canon? I haven't looked into that myself. 

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8 hours ago, Dallas said:

 

Well, if you got a mirrorless body like the Sony A7iii or Canon R you could still use it, albeit without AF. Maybe Metabones have one of those smart adapters for Nikon that also drives AF the same way they do between Sony and Canon? I haven't looked into that myself. 

 

No, the register (or flange focal distance) of Nikon Z is *only* 16mm; shorter than Sony mirrorless (18mm) and Canon R (20mm). The Noct 58mm F/0.95 thus can never focus at infinity with both the other systems. Oh and this lens is MF b.t.w.

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We'll see what the next offerings from Nikon are, not entirely convinced by the Z's so far. I may rent one to try it out

 

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Absolutely beautiful set Aquinaldo!  Your efforts at carrying that big lens were worth it.


Bill

.... it all gets better as we grow younger and thinner.

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2 hours ago, BillM said:

Absolutely beautiful set Aquinaldo!  Your efforts at carrying that big lens were worth it.

Thank you Bill, I´m kind of addicted to it already.

Luckly I've been working out and I'm fit to carry it.


Aguinaldo

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"You are not a loser when you're defeated.
You are a loser when you quit".
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15 hours ago, atpaula said:

Thank you Bill, I´m kind of addicted to it already.

Luckly I've been working out and I'm fit to carry it.

 

Staying in shape is key to enjoy the hobby for years to come.

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